Each year, the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) awards teaching fellowships to exceptional young people committed to teaching physical sciences, biological sciences, or mathematics in U.S. high schools. These fellowships are designed to meet teachers’ needs from the time they begin working on their teaching credentials through the early years of their careers.
KSTF Teaching Fellowships combine extensive financial and professional support. The total award for each fellow is valued at nearly $150,000 over the course of the five-year fellowship. Fellows receive tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credentialing program, monthly stipends, and grants for professional development and teaching materials.
Applicants should have received their most recent content (i.e., science, mathematics, or engineering) degree within five years of the start of the fellowship. Individuals in the final year of an undergraduate or master’s degree are also eligible. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a recognized teacher education program that leads to a secondary science or mathematics teaching license. Applicants need not be U.S. citizens but must be able to study and work in the U.S. for the term of the fellowship.
KSTF Teaching Fellowships are awarded based on four selection criteria: science or mathematics content knowledge, commitment to teaching, professional ability, and leadership.